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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is described in Chapter 51?
2. In how many years is the cycle of precession completed?
3. What does the Giza site arrangement mirror?
4. What was displaced when the crust shifted?
5. How tall is the Great Pyramid?
Short Essay Questions
1. Is Hancock correct in his assertion that what he discovered that has already happened, can happen again?
2. What is the cycle of precession?
3. Why did the Greeks build the Great Pyramid with engineering accuracy, whose costs seem to far exceed any benefit?
4. Was Hipparchus the first to know about precession?
5. What is the obliquity of the ecliptic?
6. In Chapter 39, why do you think the Egyptians didn't cut the limestone into smaller pieces to make it easier to move?
7. What two aspects of the Great Pyramid remain a mystery?
8. Is Hancock's message in Chapter 52 justified, based on the book as a whole?
9. What did the founder of modern Egyptology mean in Chapter 34 when he said that the Great Pyramid's builders "thought like men 100 feet tall"?
10. What accounts for differing ideas of when the Sphinx was built?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Is this book more about the Earth itself or the civilizations who have populated it? Is there a relationship between the two, or are they separate issues that the author explored in his quest to solve mysteries?
Essay Topic 2
What unsolved mysteries did the author discuss in the book? How did he go about trying to solve them? What appears to be his motivation for uncovering information that might seem trivial to the average person?
Essay Topic 3
What are the ramifications of Hancock's discoveries about the history of Antarctica and the South Pole? How do they relate to contemporary environmental concerns?
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